In a bold move today, Nitelife.ie writer and Irish dating guru, The Galway Player, defended his Irish brethren, after BeautifulPeople.com named us as the Ugliest in the World! Feckers!
Mr Player took to his Facebook account to pen the open letter:
“Dear Beautiful People.com
I regret to inform you that I am withdrawing from your website. Whist I have enjoyed the experience and am a fan of the concept, my decision is based entirely on the results of your recent survey. For Irish men to be deemed the Ugliest In The World is a gross injustice. The Emerald Isle is the birthplace of Colin Farrell, Tommy Bowe, Stuart Townsend, Michael Fassbender, Rob Kearney, Johnathan Rhys Meyers, Danny O Donoghue and myself to name but a few. Any nation that boasts such quality of men folk is entitled to doubt the validity of your findings.
I could blame climatic conditions for our under performance, given the low scoring of our British neighbours this seems to be a legitimate rational. A good tan can make a person look more attractive, hence living on an Island that sees more rain than your site sees airbrushed profile pictures, has us at a massive disadvantage. Any attempt to pick holes in this argument by pointing out the very respectable rating of the Irish ladies will be shot down immediately with two words: fake tan. The hope of an Irish woman venturing on a night out without liberal applications of St Tropez is that same as a stable lasting relationship beginning on your site.
While I appreciate a good PR stunt as much as the next I suppose the actual title of the findings: “The Country will the lowest percentage of Successful Applications to Our Website” just doesn’t have the same ring to it as “The Worlds Ugliest Countries. Also on a technical point I am worried that the higher than average proportion of ginger people has adversely affected our rankings, I trust than allowances were made.
What we lack through in genetic and time spend manscaping we absolutely make up for in other critical departments. I guess we’ll just have to make do with being highly regarded worldwide for our charm, wit, personality, warmth and generosity. Best of luck with the website and as the old Irish saying goes…..If you’re lucky enough to be Irish you’re lucky enough.”
Thanks GP; sure we’re a big bunch of rides really!